Choate Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2023
The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 49 Choate attorneys in its 2023 edition. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.
Co-managing partner – William P. Gelnaw, Jr. – is named “Lawyer of the Year” in Boston for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). This recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.
Three attorneys – Dann Bruno (Corporate Law), Kristen C. Buteau, (Patent Law), and Stephanie L. Schonewald, Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law) – are listed as “Ones to Watch” for the third year in a row. These awards are given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S.
More than 30 Choate attorneys have been recognized for over 10 years, and many are listed in multiple categories, including:
Antitrust Law – Robert M. Buchanan, Jr
Appellate Practice – Joan A. Lukey, Margaret H. Marshall, and A. Hugh Scott
Banking and Finance Law – Lyman G. Bullard, Jr., James A. McDaniel, Scott J. Moore, Peter M. Palladino, and John F. Ventola
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Douglas R. Gooding, Kevin J. Simard, and John F. Ventola
Bet-the-Company Litigation – Jack Cinquegrana, Joan A. Lukey, and A. Hugh Scott
Biotechnology & Life Sciences Law – Michael H. Bunis, Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Ph.D., Charles E. Lyon, and Eric J. Marandett
Business Organizations – William P. Gelnaw, Jr.
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law – A. Silvana (Nan) Giner
Commercial Litigation – Michael H. Bunis, Mark D. Cahill, Jack Cinquegrana, Robert S. Frank, Jr., Michael T. Gass, Joan A. Lukey, Margaret H. Marshall, E. Macey Russell, and A. Hugh Scott
Corporate Law – William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Brian P. Lenihan, John A. Meltaus, Stephen O. Meredith, and Peter M. Palladino
Corporate Compliance Law – Michael T. Gass
Corporate Governance Law – Michael T. Gass
Criminal Defense: General Practice – Jack Cinquegrana and Diana K. Lloyd
Criminal Defense: White Collar – Adam J. Bookbinder, Jack Cinquegrana, Diana K. Lloyd, A. Hugh Scott, and Melissa Bayer Tearney
Employment Law: Individuals – Joan A. Lukey
Employment Law: Management – Alison F. Reif
Health Care Law – Lee S. Feldman, Julia R. Hesse, and Christine G. Savage
Insurance Law – David A. Attisani, Mark D. Cahill, Robert A. Kole, A. Hugh Scott
Litigation: Antitrust – Robert M. Buchanan, Jr.
Litigation: Bankruptcy – Douglas R. Gooding and John F. Ventola
Litigation: First Amendment – Joan A. Lukey
Litigation: Intellectual Property – Michael H. Bunis, Robert S. Frank, Jr., Eric J. Marandett, and Paul D. Popeo
Litigation: Labor & Employment – Joan A. Lukey
Litigation: Patent – Robert S. Frank, Jr. and Eric J. Marandett
Litigation: Personal Injury (Plaintiffs) – Joan A. Lukey
Litigation: Product Liability (Defendants) – Joan A. Lukey
Litigation: Securities – Jack Cinquegrana and Diana K. Lloyd
Non-Profit/Charities Law – Charles A. Cheever
Patent Law – Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Ph.D., Charles E. Lyon, Rolando Medina
Privacy and Data Security Law – Adam J. Bookbinder
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law – Louis J. Marett
Project Finance Law – Peter M. Palladino
Real Estate Law – Gregg B. Cosimi, Brian J. King, and Paul C. Laudano
Securities Regulation – John R. Pitfield
Securitization and Structured Finance Law – Peter M. Palladino
Sports Law – Lyman G. Bullard, Jr.
Tax Law – Louis J. Marett
Technology Law – John A. Meltaus
Trade Secrets Law – Paul D. Popeo
Trusts & Estates – Kristin T. Abati, Charles A. Cheever, A. Silvana (Nan) Giner, and Brian W. Monnich
Venture Capital Law – Brian D. Goldstein, Kimberley J. Kaplan-Gross, Brian P. Lenihan, and John A. Meltaus